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TRD Virtual Summit brings the
industry together in a new way
embers of the tent and event
rental industry connected online
Jan. 19-21, 2021, for a three-day virtual
summit that offered dynamic education,
networking and the annual Tent Rental
Division (TRD) business meeting.
The summit was held live on the
virtual platform, Remo, where attendees
were able to experience face-to-face
engagement opportunities and interact
with vendors. " The professional
education seminars created quite a buzz
and a sense of interest as our members
sorted out the changes in their business
practices due to the pandemic, " said
Michael Tharpe, TRD Steering Committee
chairman. " Our vendors also did a great
job of providing useful product videos to
address pandemic-related changes. "
Days one and two of the summit
explored how the COVID-19 pandemic
has affected the tent industry since
March 2020 and how the industry has
adapted. In the opening educational

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session, Joe Langehaug of Losberger
De Boer served as moderator for an
interactive panel discussion on the
business impact of the pandemic.
Panelists included Nick Deninno, owner
of Block & Roll; Steven Eisenstein,
president of Classic Tents & Events; and
Scott Woodruff, owner of Tent OX.
At its annual business meeting, TRD
announced that the Code Committee and
the ASTM Committee have merged into
the Code/ASTM Committee. TRD is also
working on a non-engineered tent study
that will result in a tool that calculates
the load at each guy to resist overturn
due to horizontal wind force.
Day three of the TRD Virtual Summit
included educational sessions focused
on how the tent industry is preparing
installers to get back to work. Mike
Holland, CERP, president and owner of
Chattanooga Tent Company, led a session
about the importance of adding the " why "
to the " how " when training installers.

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